Mari-mari Cultural Village is a must-visit! It features houses of five indigenous peoples of Sabah and a lot of wine/food samples on every stop. Kiulu river rafting is grade 1-2, not really difficult for an adventurous soul. This package comes with convenient roundtrip transfer, buffet lunch (after rafting), and another heavy meal / high tea (after tour on the village).
Amazing experience for group or whole family! From KK, we had comfy two hour ride to Kiulu river. Rafting is enjoyable, though quite tiring to complete more than 5 km. There was no departure fr itinerary and we proceeded to Mari-mari cultural village in the afternoon. Our guide, Kuya Ben, and the entire villagers were fascinating. Lots of food and wine samplers along the tour.
Our tour guide is very kind and good in english speaking he explained the culture and the story behind every destination we go to. He is also very patient with us whenever we wanted to stay more time in one are. They arrived early at the hotel when we got down they were already waiting for us. Good thing about this experience is we are the only group. Lunch buffet Is good and also the dinner sunset buffet. I didn’t expect that there would also be a merienda buffet hehe . Overall the experience is magical especially the firefly. The tour is superb and worth every penny.
Max was great and funny guide for the Kiulu water rafting. If you can, you should definitely request to be in his group! The rafting itself was very family friendly. We even had the opportunity to do body rafting on Max's instructions! Mari Mari cultural village was also great and we learnt a lot about the local tribes. There were plenty of activities and sample of food to try! Highly recommend.
Both activities are worth the penny. We enjoyed rafting. Hoped the river is longer though or maybe try the 2nd level rafting next time around. The afternoon activity is knowledge enriching and interactve with the past which is a plus factor compared to museums which is just visual. The other tour we have does not have souvenir shops. Both of the venue here have their own souvenir shops. Enjoyed every bit of the moment one full day in KK before we are headed to leave the next day, early morning. Greatly recommended!